Membership Benefits

Who are we and what do we do?

We are women who share a commitment to the improvement of our community through voluntarism.  JLMC has been actively working to improve Monterey County for 64 years.  Our hands-on approach has enriched our community through the development of many local non-profit agencies, such as the Monterey County Youth Museum, Meals on Wheels, the Salinas Adult Day Care Center, and the Family Resource Center.

Recent league projects have included Fostering Youth Independence, a Foster Kids Outreach Program in partnership with the Monterey County Department of Social Services Independent Living Program, the Silent Witness Program, as well as the restoration and ongoing stewardship of the Old Whaling Station adobe and First Brick House.

In 2013, we established our Growing Up Gardens Project, now in 13 schools.  Growing Up Gardens addresses Monterey County’s childhood obesity crisis, in partnership  with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s Kids Eat Right Program.  It is estimated that we have reached over 6,000 students and their families.

What are the benefits of membership?

  • Be empowered to improve our community through organized and effective teamwork
  • Develop leadership skills through formal and experiential training
  • Build lasting friendships
  • Share talents with a network of interested women
  • Become a part of an international association of nearly 200,000 women

How do I join?

New members begin our New Member Training Course in September. Completion of the New Member Training Course is required for active membership. During the New Member Training Course, you will participate in League meetings, trainings, social activities, and volunteer opportunities.

Women 21 years of age and older are welcome to join.

 

If you are interested in joining our next New Member Training Course, please contact newmember@jlmontereycounty.org.